**THIS RETREAT IS OPEN ONLY TO HYT PRACTITIONERS**
TTP Retreat ~ The Guru Yoga, the gateway to accumulating merit
Saturday (3) 90 min sessions and (1) 120 min session for increased meditation time
Sessions 1 – 9-10:30; 11-1:00; 2:00-3:30; 4:30-6:00
Sunday (3) 90 min sessions and (1) 120 min session for increased meditation time
Sessions: 9-10:30; 11-1:00; 2:00-3:30
What are the Preliminary Practice Retreats?
These retreats are held twice a year at the center, generally for a full weekend, four sessions a day. The TTP retreat allows people to gain a deeper experience of a particular practice. They are an integral part of the Teacher Training Program (TTP), but are also open to everyone. As the TTP class is studying New Guide to Dakini Land, only those students with HYT empowerment may attend.
Buddha taught many different meditations. The realizations attained through these meditations are the path to liberation. Liberation from suffering therefore depends upon making progress in meditation, and progress in meditation depends upon engaging sincerely in preliminary practices. Buddha taught four principal preliminary practices. These are normally called the ‘four great guides’ because they are the methods by which we are guided into the actual path to liberation. Meditation itself is like the main body, and the four great guides are like four limbs; just as without limbs our body cannot move and function, so without preliminary practices meditation alone cannot work.
First great preliminary guide- Refuge and Bodhichitta
Second great preliminary guide- Purification
Third great preliminary guide- Making Mandala offerings
Fourth great preliminary guide- Guru Yoga